Portulacaceae - purslane family
Sole species that grows without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 4 April 2017)

Portulacaceae - purslane family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 1 species in 1 genus. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.
   Portulaca (1 species)
      Portulaca oleracea - common purslane (occasional [see note 1 at bottom of page])

Portulaca (purslane)
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Portulaca oleracea (common purslane) - [information to be added]

   1. Frequency designations are from the paper “Vascular flora of the Acadia National Park region, Maine” by Craig W. Greene, Linda L. Gregory, Glen H. Mittelhauser, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Weber, published in the spring 2005 issue (vol. 107, No. 930) of Rhodora: Journal of the New England Botanical Club.